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I had to come back today. After my 3 day maternity leave from 365give after adopting a beautiful little boy just a week ago I am back more dedicated than ever.
There is no greater motivation to change the world than your children.
How can we sit back and not want to make the world a better place for all the children?
Day 257: Give 357
- What about the 30,000 children that have already died in the last 3 month in the Horn of Africa?
- Are you motivated to help them?
- Are you motivated to help change the world to make it a better place for the children that suffer so much?
What if you got a letter from Bono in your inbox today. Yes “the” Bono. Today I did and I have to share his message.
Watch the video, read the letter and sign the petition. It’s an easy give and the message is clear.
Famine is a man made disaster. Be part of the solution.
ONE doesn’t want you money they want your voice.
I’ve been known to drop the occasional expletive, but the most offensive F word to me is not the one that goes f***. It’s F***** – the famine happening in the Horn of Africa, mainly Somalia.
Dear world leaders,
The famine in Somalia could kill 750,000 in the coming months, and tens of thousands have already died. When you meet at the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit in November, you have the opportunity to break the cycle of famine and ensure people are hungry no more. Lives are in your hands. Please keep the promises you have made to the 2 billion poor people who depend on farming for their livelihoods.
The reasons for the famine in the Horn of Africa are complex and solutions are difficult, especially in Somalia, but we can’t lose sight of some simple facts:
1. 30,000 children have died in just 3 months. Thirty thousand. With over 12 million people at risk.
2. Famine is not a natural catastrophe – drought doesn’t have to lead to famine. It can be prevented, as we have seen in much of Kenya and Ethiopia.
In the 21st century, it’s an obscenity that people are dying because they can’t get enough food to eat. Every one of those 30,000 children is part of a family – a son, a daughter, sister or brother. We can’t imagine what it must be like to starve to death, but most of us know what it’s like to lose someone we love.
Please watch the film and make use of the voice you have – sign the petition. It will make a difference in putting pressure on world leaders to do more to help those in need right now, and live up to promises already made to invest in the things proven to work – early warning systems…irrigation…drought resistant seeds… and of course, peace and security.
Thanks for reading.
Time Commitment: 10 seconds
One of the people that have inspired me over the years is Bono. Rock star extraordinaire. All he had to do in his lifetime was make and play his music. His God given talent. He’s got it all – money, fame and love from millions of people around the world. But obviously that wasn’t enough for him. He wanted to do more with his life – talk about doing something with your life! He’s changing the world and especially one country.
He has change the way people look at Africa and its people. He’s not only trying to help a village or small community have access to clean water, food and medicine but he is trying to change an entire country. He is changing the way people and leaders around the word GIVE to the people of Africa. He is showing us how we can solve their tragic challenges.
If you have never seen Bono’s TED speech he made in 2007 it’s worth the time to watch. This speech lead to the start of the RED Campaign. It has now spread, raising over $160 million to help fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
But it doesn’t stop there. His work continues and stretches across the world not only with his music but his philanthropic heart. ONE was created from a collaboration of brilliant minds including Bono’s. Not only does ONE raise money but it also has a voice that is heard all over the world. I wanted to be part of that voice today.
Day 136: Day 136
I got a direct, very clear letter from the ONE Campaign in my inbox today. ONE’s mission is to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease in the poorest places on the planet, particularly in Africa, where the challenges are the greatest. I don’t get “junk mail” from ONE so I thought it was worth a look. It inspired me to go into action instantly, to be part of a larger voice to stop the corruption within the not-for-profit sector. Here is the letter: